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Old March 22nd, 2009, 01:19 AM
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Default Foil or Screen

Alright, i know most people use foil. i have been using a bowl screen.
What is the big difference between the two?(smoke....etc.)
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 01:30 AM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

A screen's holes are way too big in my opinion
so its easier to get ash into the shisha
ive also heard screens heat up faster
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 01:48 AM
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yea, its more likely to burn with a screen. Just use foil and be safe
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 01:51 AM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

foil. screens dont have as good of a seal, and holes are huge
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 02:08 AM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

i use screen for a reg bowl... and i use foil for phunnel bowl. its really personal preferance.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 02:10 AM
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I used to smoke with a screen, but i also used quicklights and al waha.....possibly the worst stuff ever, but the combination of fail balanced out and made it a pleasant smoke.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 01:06 AM
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I used foil for years and the last few months have used a large metal screen which I found and it never burns, found it easier than playing with foil. Many who do use foil use 2 layers of heavy duty foil and say its better.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 05:42 AM
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i honestly like the screen, there so easy.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 05:59 AM
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I used foil for years and the last few months have used a large metal screen which I found and it never burns, found it easier than playing with foil. Many who do use foil use 2 layers of heavy duty foil and say its better.
we must be talking to different people on the 2 layers of heavy duty... just means more coals
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

For me foil is the way to go. I have tried using a screen before and I find that the holes are just too big and I don't like smoking ash. Also there is just no way to get any sort of seal with the screen.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 10:14 AM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

I personally use foil. I used screens for a long time and found that I burnt more often than not. I just discovered that most shisha has "FLAVOR"! Scary, huh? But yeah, screens heat up like crazy and I can take the foil off after the bowl is done to let things cool off. plus it's disposable, so you don't have to go and buy new screens every few weeks like I did. I use HD foil, obviously.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

Depends on the coals and the types of ask they produce. Jap tab coals work alright with screen and a few others I try, but for the most part, I use foil. Its just quick and easy and you dont get as much ash in the shisha.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 03:08 PM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

I have used both foil and a screen.

the screen just gets really really really facking hot too easily, and it took a long ass time to burn anything. plus the holes were like.. hmmm.. a sloppy stripper?

the foil on the other hand, i believe is the way to go. you can put as many layers you desire, you can make the holes you desire, and it doesn't get all tooo hot too quickly.

=] that's my imput
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HD foil ftw
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 08:35 PM
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i prefer foil because you can get a tighter seal and poke smaller holes so less ash gets into your bowl creating a better smoking session
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Yea, i use 1 layer of cheapy foil and i use a needle to poke holes everywhere i possibly can, as small as i can, except the middle (vortex). Its perfect everytime.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:43 PM
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whatever works for you i guess but i would stick to foil. The seal sucks with a screen.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 10:20 PM
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Foil... and try heavy duty foil if you want the foil to roast your shisha a bit more... or just fold your regular foil twice over...
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Old March 24th, 2009, 02:43 AM
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i think i am the only one that uses a screen lol
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Old March 24th, 2009, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

I was considering buying a screen.. but after reading this i'm going to stick with foil.. and upgrade to heavy duty. so is it better to not poke holes in the middle? or is that only for the funnel bowl?
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Old March 29th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

I actually just got a custom glass screen with my new MNH small glass phunnel. The seal was good, and because of it's design I got hardly, if any, ash in my shisha. Plus, because the air isn't going directly next to the coals, they last a long time. You'll need to add more when they get small though. I was very happy with the performance of it. I got lots of great, tasty smoke.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

No. Ive been using one but I think I'm going to try and use foil gain. Every lounge Iv'e been in use foil exclusively. Being that thier supposed to know what they are doing I would assume foil is the better choice. I like the simpleness of the screens though...
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: Foil or Screen

I use foil for the most part but I do keep a couple of screens around at all times just in case I run out and can't get to the store. I don't like to use them but I will in a pinch. But as everyone else has said, they don't seal well and the always, always burn the crap out of my shisha. So yeah, stick with foil.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 05:07 PM
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Glass screen ftw! Zero ash, no coal flavor, doesn't burn, and has excellent heat distribution! I just can't go back to metal screens or foil after mastering the use of a glass screen.
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